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Winter 2023


Visiting Writer David Heska Wanbli Weiden

Thursday, March 10th

David Heska Wanbli Weiden (Sicangu Lakota Nation) is the author of the novel WINTER COUNTS (Ecco/HarperCollins, 2020), a national bestseller. He is a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice and his novel was named one of the Best Books of the year by NPR, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, CrimeReads, Deadly Pleasures, Air Mail, Financial Times, The Guardian, Daily Express (UK), The Mirror (UK), Daily Record (UK), and other magazines. WINTER COUNTS was also selected as an Amazon Best Book of 2020/Best Mystery and Thriller of the year; an Indie Next pick; and CrimeReads Best Noir Fiction, Best Debut, and Notable Selection for Best Crime Novel. Weiden has also published nonfiction in the New York Times, Shenandoah, and other journals, and short stories in a number of anthologies and magazines. His short story “Turning Heart” will appear in the 2022 Best American Mystery and Suspense Stories anthology. He’s also the author of the children’s book SPOTTED TAIL (Reycraft, 2019), a biography of the great Lakota leader and winner of the 2020 Spur Award from the Western Writers of America.


Visiting Writer Yanyi

Thursday, April 13th

Yanyi is the author of Dream of the Divided Field (One World 2022) and The Year of Blue Water (Yale University Press 2019), winner of the 2018 Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize. His workvhas been featured at NPR’s All Things Considered, New York Public Library, Tin House, Granta, and A Public Space, and he is the recipient of fellowships from Asian American Writers’ Workshop and Poets House. He holds an MFA in Poetry from New York University. He was most recently poetry editor at Foundry. Currently, he teaches creative writing at large and gives creative advice at The Reading.

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